07/05/2017 12:06PM

Graded stakes winner Rose Brier retired

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Rose Brier, winner of the 2016 Edward P. Evans Stakes, has been retired.

Rose Brier, who was transferred to trainer Jane Cibelli as a 4-year-old maiden in 2013 and went on to win 14 races and more than $527,000, has been retired, it was announced Wednesday.

Rose Brier, an 8-year-old gelded son of Mizzen Mast, won four Virginia-bred stakes at Laurel Park and Pimlico over the years. He also won the open Henry Clark Stakes at Laurel in April 2016. He scored his most important win last November at Gulfstream Park West in the Grade 3 Tropical Turf Handicap.

Rose Brier made 36 of his 40 starts on turf. In his final start at Laurel on June 24, he finished second, beaten a nose, in the Edward Evans, a one-mile turf stakes for Virginia-breds.

"He’s got a very small tear in his suspensory," Cibelli said. "It’s very minor but he’s 8 years old. I could spend another 20 years in this game and never have another horse quite like him. He’s very, very special.”

Cibelli is looking for a home for Rose Brier. She said she would prefer he goes to a place where he can be active rather than just retire to pasture.